The ACE Artist List is a short list of artists who have demonstrated the ability to engage students in learning experiences in, about and through the arts.
In 2016 ELAN developed the ACE Initiative to explore how to support English-speaking Artists in connecting with Communities and Educators across Quebec.
Why? When Artists collaborate with teachers to design learning experiences through the arts, students are able to develop their knowledge and skills in the arts, in personal and interpersonal competencies (i.e. communication and teamwork), and in the subjects being taught (English, math, science, history, ethics, etc.).
Projects developed with artists enable students to explore personal identity and to develop connections with their communities that contribute to wellbeing. Supporting English-speaking youth and community members to make sense of their lived experience contributes to retaining youth in Quebec.